Sharp(R) Electronics Corporation Names Kozo Takahashi Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

MAHWAH, NJ--(Marketwire - May 5, 2010) - Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC) announces the appointment of Kozo Takahashi to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SEC, and Group General Manager, North & South America Group Sharp Corporation, effective April 1, 2010. He replaces Doug Koshima, who has transferred to a new assignment as General Manager, Central & South America, in the Global Market Development Group of Sharp Corporation, Japan.

Mr. Takahashi has spent 30 years with Sharp Corporation, most recently as Group General Manager in the Health and Environment Systems Group. This will be Mr. Takahashi's second assignment in the United States. He served as part of the management team of Sharp Electronics Corporation's business-to-business group from June 1997 to April 2001.

As Chairman and CEO, Mr. Takahashi will oversee overall direction, management and administration of all corporate operations for the company's various divisions, and will be responsible for the strategic vision for the company. Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. sales and marketing subsidiary of Sharp Corporation, Osaka, Japan.

"I am very pleased to be back at Sharp Electronics Corporation at such an exciting time for the company," said Mr. Takahashi. "Mr. Koshima's strong guidance during the downturn has positioned the company for success. As the U.S. economy recovers, I hope to use my experience to renew Sharp's strategic focus on health and environmental products, as well as its strengths in LCD and solar electricity to help grow the brand and contribute to future successes."

Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Sharp Corporation, a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home entertainment products, appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, solar energy solutions and mobile communication and information tools. Leading brands include AQUOS® Liquid Crystal Televisions, 1-Bit™ digital audio products, SharpVision® projection products, Notevision® multimedia projectors, Insight® Microwave Drawer appliances, SuperSteam™ ovens, Plasmacluster® air purifiers and the OnEnergy™ solar system. For more information visit Sharp Electronics Corporation at

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Chris Loncto
Sharp Electronics Corporation
Phone: 201-529-8680